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J. Thomas Traynor, Jr.

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509 5th St. NE #1
Devils Lake, North Dakota 58301

Tom focuses his practice on real estate, debtor-creditor, business organizations, probate and estate planning. He is a licensed title insurance agent in North Dakota and is a member of the Real Property, Probate, & Trust Section of the North Dakota State Bar Association. Tom is also uniquely interested in municipal law. He is the City Attorney for Devils Lake, as well as the neighboring communities of Edmore, Minnewaukan and Oberon. He previously served as Municipal Judge for Devils Lake.

He graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 1980, where he was on the Board of Editors of the North Dakota Law Review. Tom is a third generation lawyer in Devils Lake and is licensed to practice in all of North Dakota's state and federal courts.

Tom has been active in the State Bar Association and currently serves on the Inquiry Committee Northeast. He has also been on the Ethics Committee of the State Bar Association. He is also involved in community activities. Tom has served on the board of directors of Mercy Hospital (including chairman), First National Bank of Devils Lake, Chamber of Commerce, and Community Development Corporation. He was also a youth hockey coach. Tom is a past trustee of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. He presently belongs to Devils Lake Elks Lodge No.1216 (Past Exalted Ruler) and Knights of Columbus (4th Degree).

Tom and his wife, Julie, are the parents of three children and two grandchildren. He is a persistent fisherman, enjoys downhill skiing, reading, and spending time with his family.


J.D., University of North Dakota School of Law, 1980

B.A., University of North Dakota, 1977

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice North Dakota, 1980
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Lake Region
President, 1980-1983

Northeast Jud. Dist. Bar Assns

State Bar Assn. of North Dakota